Heavenly Father, we pray for those sitting the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, especially those known to us. Please help them to face their exams with peace, confidence, and courage, with wisdom, faithfulness and honesty; that they may do justice both to themselves and their teachers.
We pray especially for those who are leaving school, please may your goodness and mercy follow them throughout their life. Please guard them from danger and keep them from evil, guide them continually in the right way and assist them in every good work.
Adapted from "Parish Prayers" by Frank Colquhoun